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New York Public Library - Jefferson Market

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West Village, New York
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  • Carmen N.
    "One of the best repurposed landmark buildings in the city."(2 Tips)
    lomography
    "beautiful stained glass windows and take some snaps in the garden"(2 Tips)
    Dora
    "gorgeous community garden in the back."(7 Tips)
    Esther J.
    "Great place to study, free wifi and it is very quiet."(5 Tips)
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  • IWalked Audio Tours
    Voted 1 of 5 most beautiful buildings in US 1885. Former site 3rd District Courthouse where actress Mae West was arraigned in 1927 for obscenity for the Broadway play Sex. Full site history vis<LINK> Read more
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin SgarroMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There IS a restroom! First floor in the children's section, there are two sets of black doors--the door in the very back is a restroom. Ask the circ desk for the key.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanAugust 2, 2012
    Long a West Village neighborhood anchor, this 1876 Ruskian Gothic by Frederick Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux was a courthouse until Giorgio Cavaglieri remodeled it into a library in 1967.
  • New York Public Library
    Speak Out for Your Libraries! NYPL needs your help NOW to stop a proposed $43 million cut. Help protect the Jefferson Market Library, sign a letter of support today. http://www.nypl.org/speakout
  • Saving Places
    Saving PlacesApril 26, 2012
    Initially a courthouse and then as a home for various city agencies, the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library has served the Greenwich Village community for more than forty years.
  • Eric E.
    Eric EnglemanMarch 28, 2010
    Hie thee to this simple sanctuary. When you've had your glut of free wifi and oddly beautiful architecture (once voted the fourth most beautiful building in America), take a stroll through the garden.
  • lomography
    lomographyJuly 26, 2011
    This neighborhood landmark is a functioning library. Look out for the beautiful stained glass windows and take some snaps in the garden next door!
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotAugust 11, 2015
    Beautiful space to work, lots of communal tables. Only problem is that there's no bathroom - you have to go to nearby coffee shops.
  • alicetiara
    alicetiaraMay 21, 2015
    I really like this beautiful branch library, but it is the only NYPL location I've ever been to that doesn't have a bathroom for patrons.
  • Susumu
    SusumuJuly 15, 2014
    Be aware library dwellers. There is no restroom here. Be sure to check out the beautiful garden adjacent to the library.
  • David G.
    David GwilliamJune 13, 2011
    I had no idea this place was a library! Gorgeous building, friendly staff, small collection (from what I understand). Read more
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 31, 2013
    Originally built as the Third Judicial District Courthouse; faced with demolition, public outcry led to its reuse as a branch of the New York Public Library
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    The Children's Room is on the first floor of this landmark building, which was once a courthouse. And shhhhhhh… there’s a gorgeous community garden in the back.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Gregory V.
    Gregory VillanoMay 11, 2013
    The stain glass and spiral staircase to the 2nd Floor take you back in time.
  • Esther J.
    Esther JungJune 4, 2015
    Great place to study, free wifi and it is very quiet. But no bathroom!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinJanuary 19
    Awesome library, used to be an old courthouse & they've kept the aesthetic restored
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NNovember 18, 2015
    One of the best repurposed landmark buildings in the city.
  • Education Nation
    Education NationSeptember 23, 2011
    This place has it all - beauty and brains - much like us! Compare notes at educationnation.com.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BApril 5, 2015
    Beautiful building. Don't forget downstairs art.
  • JKR J.
    JKR JKRJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    But a thing is that they don't have restroom here. You should go to Starbucks or other places if you really need to stop by.
  • Sabrina W.
    this is definitely my favorite new york library branch. it is like a church!
  • Aurélien
    AurélienMarch 29, 2015
    An old church that was converted in library. Closed on Sunday.
  • New York Public Library
    The Jefferson Market Library used to be a courthouse and the garden next door a jail. Read more
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.April 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Checkout the garden in the back
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 12
    We love ya, Bobst. But sometimes, we just want to explore our other options. 😘
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangJanuary 4
    U can charge ur laptop here and use the free wifi but there's no public bathroom
  • Mike I.
    Mike IrisOctober 17, 2010
    Free WiFi here! One of the most beautiful building in NYC too!
  • Abigail K.
    One of the most beautiful libraries in the city. If only they had a bathroom.
  • Shane S.
    Shane SnipesJanuary 4, 2014
    Great place to cowork quietly! Read more
  • James L.
    James LeungMay 2, 2013
    No bathrooms for patrons. So if you need access to a bathroom while you are here, then, please find another spot.
  • Dakota
    DakotaMarch 12, 2012
    Lovely library but no restroom
  • Candice
    CandiceJune 6, 2014
    Spiraling staircase and stained glass windows
  • New York Public Library
    Jefferson Market Library, people love this place. #YouShouldVisit
  • RockStarNewYork
    RockStarNewYorkJanuary 22, 2013
    Mean staff! No drop box for returns!
  • Caitlin R.
    Caitlin RMarch 13, 2014
    Visit the Jefferson Market Garden
  • Marc S.
    Marc SilvermanApril 24, 2010
    At the Library info is free, and sometimes so are movies!
  • Yassine D.
    Yassine DAMILAugust 10, 2011
    Free Wifi too... ;)
  • Charles L.
    Charles LiebermanJuly 16, 2011
    No bathrooms! In the library!
  • Bernard P.
    Bernard PollackApril 2, 2010
    free books! what an amazing concept...
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